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The Bram Stoker Festival And Darkfield Are Organising A Séance This October To Terrify You To Your Very Core

By Sarah Finnan

September 28, 2019 at 4:08pm


For anyone who may not be quite sure what a séance is, it’s defined as a meeting of people attempting to communicate with the dead, typically through a medium.

These gatherings have been around for centuries, and while the methods may have changed slightly over time, the premise remains the same.

Promising not to “prey upon the paranoid, the bereaved, the credulous, the wide-eyed, the weak or the inbred”, all organisers ask is for an open mind.

And the heart of a lion probably wouldn't go astray either.

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SÉANCE - ‘A creepy and manipulative miniature which unsettles and makes you question not just your senses but what you actually believe’ - The Guardian. Bram Stoker Festival are thrilled to present the Irish premiere of SÉANCE - an intense sensory spooking from experiential innovators Darkfield. Taking place in a completely dark shipping container, SÉANCE explores the cognitive distortion of a group bombarded with suggestible material. This immersive experience, rooted in Victorian and supernatural seance traditions, has chilled audiences around the world and will take place at Smithfield Square throughout the October Bank Holiday weekend. Early Tickets On Sale Today at 7PM - this one is going to sell fast so get your claws on them quickly! #Halloween #Dublin #SÉANCE #VisitDublin #bitemedublin

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Each session lasts 20 terrifying minutes and is limited to 20 people at a time. Described as an “unnerving experience that has chilled audiences around the world”, it blurs the threshold between living and dead, real and illusion.

Darkfield is known for the innovative work that combines the best of technology and theatre to create immersive experiences that play to all senses.

The performance takes place in full darkness in a sealed shipping container. Enter at your own risk, as once you're in you can't leave.

Tickets cost €13.

Buyer beware is all I can say.


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